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The Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education is a group of educators who advocate for geographic literacy. The mission of the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education is to be the premier collaborative organization on the forefront of geographic education by providing resources for teachers and opportunities for networking and experiences that motivate and inspire teachers for the benefit of students. (MAGE Strategic Plan)

Members receive announcements via the MAGE NEWSFLASH; a periodic email notification which broadcasts information about FREE or low-cost opportunities for Geography Institutes and Workshops (with graduate credit or CEUs), and opportunities for receiving free or low cost teaching materials. MAGE is led by Coordinator David A. Lanegran with a Steering Committee comprised of educators from around the State of Minnesota.

Lessons in our online warehouse have been developed through MAGE-sponsored workshops and institutes. They are indexed according to the Minnesota Academic Standards in History and Social Studies benchmarks and also by topics/subject (grade levels). Read more …

Each year MAGE sponsors, supports, and participates in numerous programs designed for students in grades K-12. Participation in these programs provides teachers and students with opportunities to share what they have learned, and to gain a better understanding and appreciation for geography and the nature of our world. Read more …


Join MAGE to receive this monthly email and also information on upcoming professional development opportunities, resources, and student enrichment programs.

Food For Thought

4th Edition of Food for Thought Now Available!

Attention Teachers of Geography!! If you have not ordered the newest 4th Edition Food for Thought curriculum then GET WITH IT. It’s free and full of great lessons and maps connecting agriculture with geography. According to MN Agriculture in the Classroom Program Director, Al Withers, it’s the best thing since sliced bread! Food for Thought: Connecting Minnesota Geography with Agriculture contains 18 Standards-Based K-12 Lessons & Maps.

Visit Fred’s Finds, an archive of useful geographic websites. Compiled by Fred Kunze, an educator with over thirty years of experience, Fred’s Finds are emailed monthly to educators via the MAGE listserv.


Register now for GEOFEST MINNESOTA!